Wouldn’t it be great to have all the benefits of a fitness club, right at home? Presses and weights and mats and benches take up a lot of space, and not every home has room to store this stuff, let alone use it. Some home gyms can be folded up and tucked out of the way, but many are stationary monstrosities. It’s important to know what you’re getting before you buy.
When shopping for home gyms, look for equipment that will help you realize your personal goals. Some equipment targets one or two specific areas of the body. Others, called complete home gyms, offer you the opportunity to perform a variety of exercises without having to reset the equipment.
There are many of different types of complete home gym systems, ranging from budget-wise department store systems, to premium bow-flex styles. If a simple setup is all you require, do a little research and be sure it’s what you need to achieve results. There is no point in making the investment and lugging the equipment home if it’s not going to do the job for you.
Set realistic goals for yourself. Review your goals before you shop. You may be tempted to create your...